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Attorney Ray Richards, Detroit Michigan Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

About Michigan drug charges

A defendant may face criminal charges for any of a number of particular criminal offenses all related to controlled substances, including illegal street drugs as well as prescription drugs. Under both state and Federal law, the unlawful manufacturing, distributing, cultivating, transporting, selling, possessing or trafficking of controlled substances may be punishable by imprisonment in state prison or county jail, and/or by heavy fines.

The severity of penalties that may be enforced in Michigan courts will depend on the type of drug and the amount, as well as the actual offense committed and the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any. Other factors, such as weapons possession or participation in money laundering or related criminal activity, may result in additional criminal charges and therefore increased penalties. If the offense occurred within a certain distance of a school, playground, church or community center, the penalties may also be increased.

We are accomplished and skilled at trying simple and serious drug cases before juries. Our training and attendance at Elite Trial Practice seminars hones our savvy ability to aptly try drug cases, anytime and anywhere!

Involving a criminal attorney is essential to the positive resolution of your case. You are currently at risk of facing imprisonment and other criminal penalties, as well as living with the repercussions of having a criminal record. What if you were the victim of an unlawful search and seizure? What if you were unlawfully arrested? There are numerous factors and potentially viable defense strategies that your Michigan drug crime defense lawyer can explore on your behalf to effectively protect you against a conviction.

When appropriate, we engage the prosecution in an aggressive motion practice when it is clear rights have been violated, evidence has been tampered with or omitted from discovery and when there is a chance the cases can be dismissed or evidence suppressed as a matter of law.

Contact attorney Ray E. Richards II today for your free consultation with a skilled Michigan drug crime defense lawyer

The lawyers at Richards & Associates, PLLC provide courtroom defense for people charged with serious felony drug charges throughout the region and beyond.

Examples of our drug crime cases

We mount a vigorous defense for clients facing state and federal charges of:

  • Drug trafficking
  • Distribution of controlled substances
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Drug smuggling
  • Drug possession
  • Conspiracy to violate drug laws
  • Racketeering
  • RICO
  • Prescription drug abuse of steroids, Xanax, Percocet, Oxycontin and others

We also represent clients’ interests in related forfeiture proceedings. If you are facing or being investigated for a state or federal drug charge of any type, contact a Richards & Associates, PLLC defense attorney at 313-662-9923.

Experienced lawyers, investigators and specialists to build your case

Our lawyers have years of experience in complex, high profile criminal cases throughout the United States and abroad. We work with professional investigators and expert witnesses to prepare a thorough defense. In the process we examine both the evidence in the case and any potential constitutional violations that occurred leading up to the arrest, such as the illegal search and seizure of evidence. We will work to suppress any evidence found as the result of an illegal search or seizure.

The firm also works with specialists in federal sentencing guidelines to gain a clear understanding of the criminal charges and their possible consequences. We are known for preparing witnesses carefully before their appearance in front of a grand jury

Supporting clients throughout a drug crime case

We provide vigorous representation that protects the rights and interests of our clients throughout the criminal justice process. We are with you at all stages, including:

  • Initial investigation
  • Extradition
  • Arrest
  • Grand jury indictment
  • Charging
  • Bail hearing
  • Arraignment
  • Plea negotiations
  • Trial
  • Verdict
  • Pre-sentencing investigation and reports
  • Post-conviction appeals, writs and motions
  • Probation
  • Jail or prison
  • Parole

When you have a lot to lose, get the best defense possible

Richards & Associates, PLLC attorneys defend medical professionals and students, lawyers and law school students and business professionals, law enforcement professionals, etc. against any type of drug charge. When a conviction for even a minor possession charge, such as possession of marijuana, cocaine or speed, can mean loss of licensure, removal from school and the end of a promising career, you need a skilled defense.

We defend all clients vigorously against drug crime charges. We explore every option, investigate the prosecution’s case to identify weaknesses and ensure that you receive the defense you need to get results. Contact Richards & Associates, PLLC to learn how we will put our resources and experience to work for you. Call 313-662-9923.

Our drug crime defense lawyers are available to respond to emergencies.